Shanghai Hospitals Use AI to Help Treating Patients

The artificial intelligence such as cloud, 5G, IoT, AR, etc. lead people to explore the undiscovered smart world, benefiting all humankind. The integration of high technology boosts the cost of health insurance accordingly. For example, the premiums of OPT insurance (aka opt保险) and H-1B insurance (aka h1b 保险) in America have increased at least 15%, said a manager at a top health insurance enterprise in San Francisco.

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In Recommended Health Insurance for International Students, the author pointed out the potential problem with the increasing cost of international student insurance in the United States (aka 美国留学生 保险) and their dependents’ F-2 insurance (aka f2 保险). Intriguingly, in the second-to-last paragraph, the author transited to praise the usage of artificial intelligence technology in China.

Hospitals in Shanghai are using artificial intelligence technology to help manage the health of patients. Some of these technologies will be showcased for the first time at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference to be held in the city next month.

The Shanghai Cancer Center of Fudan University admitted more than 1.44 million patients last year, 70 percent of whom came from other cities. Wu Jiong, deputy director of the cancer center, said many patients didn’t know which department to register for. “We thought if we could analyze their condition before registration and find the right expert, it would solve the problem,” Wu said.

The cancer center worked with digital giant Tencent and developed an intelligent registration system. Patients fill in their personal information in a mini-program the hospital developed in WeChat, and the data is sent to the hospital’s AI engine. After evaluation, the system makes an appointment with the right specialist. For example, a patient with an urgent need for thyroid surgery will see a specialist, whereas a patient who needs a check will see a general doctor. The hospital launched the service in March last year. So far, 83 specialists from 11 departments have been using it. The time a patient has to wait before seeing a specialist has also been cut down by 7.4 days.

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